Who’s a clever boy?
The study of human intelligence dates back well over 100 years. And the core disagreement between researchers and theorists is whether differences are genetic or largely influenced by the environment.
Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder that leads people to compulsively and uncontrollably pull out their own hair.
People with trichotillomania often pull to the point of causing complete hair loss even though that's never intended or desired. And this eventually leaves them feeling depressed and isolated.
Nantong China indigo-dyed cloth shoes and calico cloth.
The Nantongese Granny was angry. She believed her grandson was bringing a potential bride, not a group of researchers, to see her collection of indigo-dyed fabrics. Her sons and daughters laid out her…
Dramatic, but not apocalyptic.
Stanimir G Stoev
A rare super blood moon visible from parts of the Earth this month will delight those people lucky enough to see it. But why has this marvel of the solar system got some people so worried?
Coding: it’s just another language to learn at school.
Computer coding should be thought of as teaching children another language. If they get the basics right at an early age, who knows where their new-found language skills can take them.
Unlike manufacturing, craft involves risk and unpredictability.
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In a bid to capitalise on the "artisanal" trend, fast food companies are craft-washing their mass produced products.
Labor’s Terri Butler is co-sponsoring a bill to make acts of ‘revenge porn’ a federal crime.
The internet, smartphones and social media mean that extensive sharing of private images without consent is far easier than in the past. And the severity of the harm victims suffer is far greater.
Dark matter is notoriously hard to detect, but a new experiment might finally shed light on this mysterious substance.
A new detector built deep underground in a gold mine will hopefully unravel the mystery of dark matter.
Twice the age, twice the ideas?
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New research shows entrepreneurship among older Australians is delivering interesting results.
Jefe Greenaway leads a sneak preview tours of the new Koorie Heritage Trust place.
This Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the Koorie Heritage Trust. The Trust will mark the occasion with the official opening of a new place in the Yarra Building on Federation Square. The move represents…
Many features of Australians’ and their government’s current response to the Syrian refugee crisis are familiar.
We need to see Australia's response to the Syrian refugee crisis in perspective – in relation to what's been done elsewhere and to what Australia has done on similar occasions in the past.
Australia will permanently resettle an additional 12,000 refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict.
There is no sound reason why 13,000 should remain the benchmark number for discussions of how many refugees Australia should take.
People queue outside the first KFC restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar, which opened last month.
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By bidding the price of unhealthy food down, fast food marketers are normalising everyday consumption.
The activities we do during the day – from having a fight with a partner to using our iPhones at night – also affect our hormone levels and, in turn, our quality of sleep.
Sleep allows many of our hormones to replenish so we have the optimal energy, immunity, appetite and coping ability to face the day’s highs and lows.
In a world that is already filled with clutter, simplicity is a strong message.
Google has unveiled its new logo, adopting a sans-serif typeface and retaining the same colours as before. But is it better or more practical than the logo it replaces?
I recently concluded the Americas Cultures-Based Innovation (CBI) Symposium, co-hosted by the Banff Centre in Calgary, Canada. Being the third time that I have co-organised a CBI Symposium, I now know…
Science in the Cinema this year sorted fact from fiction in the 1982 cult classic Bladerunner.
Medical research can be complex and difficult to understand, but cinematic representations of mad scientists who speak gobbledygook add to the confusion. An annual event separates fact from fiction.
Scaling back our collective overuse of electricity would create a huge resource that can be tapped for future power needs.
A few years ago, I couldn’t read an energy bill beyond the charge levied. I couldn’t tell you how energy was measured, or ultimately how its use related to making my life better or worse, let alone how…
What comes next in an Australian domain name could be up to you.
The rules that govern what Australian web address people can register could be changed to allow more personalised .au domain names.
World War I made the world realise the importance of scientific research.
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Before World War I, science was considered a novelty in Australia. But the War triggered the realisation that the government needed to invest in scientific research.